For years, certain essential oils were considered safe for cats and were often recommended for use in treating everything from stress and ear mite infestations to upper respiratory problems. But recently, some studies have shown that essential oils can be toxic to cats, whether taken internally, applied to their skin or simply inhaled. The liver […]
Every winter, cats die due to being left outside in the cold. That they have fur does NOT ensure their ability to survive out of doors for any length of time when the thermometer plummets. What they DO need is shelter and warmth. And if your precious puss slips outside unseen, she must be found […]
Furry Friends volunteer cared for animals saved from a hoarding situation After months of care, 10 kittens who came to Furry Friends from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County in June are nearly ready to be adopted. All the kittens had ringworm when Furry Friends took them in, along with flea infestations, eye infections and […]
Does your cat come to you when you call her name? Does she run to the door when you arrive home and call out to her or does she simply yawn and go back to sleep? For cat owners curious enough to see if they can train their cats to come to them when called, […]
Have you noticed a change in the color of your cat’s eyes? Does her vision seem impaired? If so, cataracts may be the cause. Although sometimes considered a problem that affects only seniors, age often isn’t the main factor. Read the full story here.
Inquiring minds want to know: What is spraying and how do you keep your place smelling springtime fresh? Quite simply, spraying is when your kitty leaves a small amount of urine on any surface in your home. Not always noticeable to the naked eye, these tiny spots are certainly detectable by their odor. Cat urine […]
Watch the hard-hitting action Saturday April 7, 2018 as Storm City Roller Girls battles it out on the track against the Gorge Roller Girls! The cat themed event will be held at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Storm City is proudly partnering with Furry Friends for this event. […]
Statistics show that in America, an animal is abused every 10 seconds.April has been designated “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. A month during which everyone is urged to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness about these unconscionable, and usually unreported, incidents. Below are a few ways one can help the cause. Read […]
Cory Long of KGW channel 8 news came to the Furry Friends Halfway House on Thursday, September 28th to do a news spot about the kitties. The segment aired later that night on the 1o:00 pm and 11:00 pm news. Here is a link to the story CLICK HERE
Lincoln Graves of KATU TV stopped by the FF Halfway House on Tuesday, September 19th 2017. He interviewed us for a spot on the news. VANCOUVER, Wash. — There’s no shortage of animal lovers in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. There’s also no shortage of animal shelters working to find homes for pets in need. To view […]
Furry Friends is asking for your support on Thursday, September 21, during the Give More 24! online fundraising challenge hosted by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The nonprofit, an all-volunteer cat adoption organization in Vancouver, WA, is looking to raise funds to cover the extraordinary medical expenses of cats in their care. These costs […]
by Lincoln Graves, KATU News Tuesday, September 19th 2017 VANCOUVER, Wash. — There’s no shortage of animal lovers in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. There’s also no shortage of animal shelters working to find homes for pets in need. Diane Stevens is the spokesperson for one of those shelters. “It’s like hitting the kitty lottery for a […]
Chloe Moesch, from the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association and volunteer for Furry Friends, with a $226 check that the association donated to the cat shelter. The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association chose Furry Friends as the recipient of the association’s January “Casual for a Cause” collection. The group raised $226 to go toward the […]
Furry Friends board member Marci Koski was recently featured in an article about feline behavior. In addition to Marci’s business ‘Feline Behavior Solutions’ she is the behaviorist for all of the Furry Friends cats. Read her interview here
Sandy Bush is a person that loves animals so much that she has dedicated her life to their well being. It was over 15 years ago that she received her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine from Portland Community College and she has been a Veterinary Technician ever since. Her compassion for animals runs […]
Losing your job can be a devastating turn of events—a reminder that nothing is here to stay. But for Diane Stevens it became an opportunity to follow her heart. “It was a blessing in disguise and a good time to figure out what I wanted to do,” she says. Before getting laid off from her […]
Furry Friends is hosting its eighth annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Firstenburg Community Center. While this year’s theme, “My Fair Kitty,” encourages attendees to wear costumes from the Academy Award winning film “My Fair Lady”, dressing to the nines is purely optional.
The Vancouver Business Journal recently did an interview with Furry Friends President. Read Full Article
Furry Friends was privileged to be featured on KATU News to discuss National Cat Day and what we do as a shelter for cats.